Urinetown audition packet cover

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Urinetown audition packet cover
The Skokie Park District
Devonshire Playhouse Presents
Audition
Packet
Performances
Auditions
August 11 & 13/6:30-9:30 pm
Saturdays,
Callbacks
November 8, 15, & 22
August 14/ 6:30-9:30 p.m.
7 p.m.
Devonshire Cultural Center
Sundays,
4400 Greenwood Ave.
November 9, 16, 23
Skokie, IL 60076
3 p.m.
847-674-1500 ext. 2400
The Devonshire Playhouse
Audition Notes
“Urinetown”
Welcome to the Skokie Park District Devonshire Playhouse auditions for this production of
“Urinetown”. The following is some important information we ask that you read prior to
auditioning. Auditions are open to anyone over the age of 12. Please note that while youth are
invited to audition, only a few will be cast-almost exclusively in the ensemble.
Music Auditions
Please be prepared to sing 32 bars of a song in a similar style to the show. An accompanist will
be provided.
Acting Auditions
Sides are provided in the packet. It might help to also look over these as you could be reading
from these as well as cold readings from other selections.
Dance Auditions
Please dress comfortably and be prepared to learn a short dance combination.
Callbacks: Any callbacks will be conducted on Thursday, August 14th from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Not
receiving an invitation to callbacks does not mean that you will not be cast. It only means that
we need a second look at certain auditionees together, in order to make final decisions on some
characters
Performance Dates
Saturdays, November 8, 15, & 22 at 7 p.m.
Sundays, November 9, 16, 23 at 3 p.m.
Proposed Rehearsal Schedule
Please be prepared to list all potential conflicts with the rehearsal schedule on your audition
application. Conflicts might include: work, school, or religious observances. Rehearsals will begin
just after Labor Day (September 3rd). Generally rehearsals will be held three times/week until
the final 2-3 weeks of rehearsal. These are scheduled for Monday & Wednesday evenings from
about 7-10 p.m. and Sunday afternoons from Noon-4 p.m. Of course not everyone will be called
for every rehearsal. However, no conflicts are allowed the last two weeks of the rehearsal period.
The final week of rehearsals- the full cast is called each night and rehearsals may last till 10 or
10:30 p.m. that week.
The detailed rehearsal schedule is provided after the play is cast because we try to work around
conflicts that are listed at the time of the auditions. Make sure you list all conflicts prior to
casting.
Production Staff:
Producer/House Manager
Robin Horwitz
Director/Choreographer:
Jessica Sawyer
Musical Director:
Christie Chiles Twille
Box Office:
Kathy Day
Marketing:
SPD Marketing Staff
More staff will be assigned at a later date.
Staff can be contacted through message left with the Devonshire Cultural Center main Number:
847847-674674-1500 Ext. 2400
Crew Work
If anyone: cast, parents or family of cast members wish to volunteer in behind the scenes areas
or for ushering, please email Robin Horwitz at [email protected] For each “behind the
scenes production project completed, that person will receive one complimentary ticket. Ushers
see the performance which they work for free.
Production Fees
Youth Production Fee - $107: This covers the training and attention that staff provides for this
level of performer. This also fee helps to defer cost of staff time with youth members and
includes extras for the youth, including: 2 complimentary tickets and a shirt with the show logo.
Adult Production Fee -$54: This is a fee that helps to underwrite the total cost of costumes,
sets, script/music purchase and/or rental, and props. Included in this fee are: two complimentary
tickets to the show as well as a shirt with the show logo.
Fees and Estimated Cost That You Might Incur:
Required Production Packet (Youth under 18):
$107
Required Production Packet (Adults):
$54
Replacement of Rental Script
$25-$75
Charge for removal of pencil markings in rented script $5
Costume:
required/variable
$10-$40
We make every effort to use costumes that we already have in stock, however
sometimes the actor may be asked to bring something in from home or to purchase
items that are natural for them to keep after the show has ended. (i.e. hose/tights, shoes,
socks, some hair pieces, etc.) A costume coordinator will work with cast to produce the
best look for the production at the lowest possible cost to the actor.
Tickets:
Adults(18+)
$13
Youth: (2-17)/Seniors(50+)
$11
Groups : 10+
$10
D E V O N S H I R E
P L A Y H O U S E
Urinetown - Audition Application
Name______________________________________________________________________
Address_____________________________________________________________________
Home Phone___________________ Cell Phone______________________________E-Mail_____________________________________
What part are you auditioning for? _______________________________________________________________
Would you accept another role if offered?_____________________________
Would you accept a part in the ensemble? _______________________________
What vocal part are you?_________________________________________
What song are you singing?______________________________________________________________
Tentative days/times for rehearsal include:
Mondays, Wednesdays, some Thursdays 7-10 p.m.
Sundays
12:00-4 p.m.
Please state any conflicts that you may have with the above rehearsal schedule. Please include all conflicts you
may have beyond these days as rehearsals will take place on other days additionally as we get closer to the
performances.
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Please attach a resume and picture if you have one or complete pages 2 and 3 of this application
Performance Experience
Please list other plays, dance, and vocal performances here or attach a performance resume. If you have a
recent photo please include this also.
Play/Performance
Pg. 2
Role
Theatre
Year
Educational Performing Experience
Please list workshops and classes in theatre, vocal, and dance training
Class/Workshop
Studio/School
Year(s)
Pg. 3
Urinetown
Character Breakdown
Note: All age descriptions refer not to the actor but to the character’s stage presence.
BOBBY STRONG:
STRONG The dashing, rebellious everyman who works for Miss Pennywise at the poorest, filthiest
town urinal. He becomes an unsuspecting protagonist and romantic hero when he starts a revolution and
falls in love with Hope Cladwell.
Male, 18-30 yrs old Range: A2 – C4
CALDWELL B. CLADWELL: The evil president and owner of the Urine Good Company. He is a miserly
money-grubber who gleefully exploits the poor.
Male, 50-65 yrs old Range: A2 - G4
DR. BILLEAUX: Head of Research and Development at UGC.
Male, 30-55 yrs old
Range: E3 - A3
HOPE CLADWELL: Cladwell's ravishingly beautiful daughter, torn between her father and her new love
for Bobby. She begins as an innocent, naive angel who is fresh out of the Most Expensive University in the
World, but becomes vengeful and determined after being exposed to her father's evil.
Female, 20-30 yrs old Range: A3 - A5
HOT BLADES
BLADES HARRY:
HARRY: One of the Poor, he is a psychopathic and can become a violent, loose cannon.
Male, 20-60 yrs old Range: A2 - F4
JOSEPH "OLD MAN" STRONG: Bobby's rebellious father. His refusal to pay the fee sends him to
Urinetown, ultimately launching the revolution.
Male, 50-65 yrs old Speaking Role/ ensemble singing
JOSEPHINE 'MA" STRONG : Bobby's mother and Joseph's wife. A strong-willed woman with a bite, able to
withstand the hard hand life has dealt her.
Female, 45-65 yrs old Range: Bb3 - D5
LITTLE BECKY TWOTWO-SHOES : One of the Poor. She is foul-mouthed, impulsive, and accusatory.
Female, 20-40 yrs old Range: Bb3 - F5
LITTLE SALLY: A precocious and irreverent street urchin. She serves as a quasi-narrator who often
questions Lockstock and the play's logic.
Female, 12-25 yrs old Range: A3 - E5
MR. MCQUEEN: Cladwell's sycophantic lackey. A servile assistant.
Male, 30-45 yrs old Range: B2 - EF
OFFICER BARREL: Lockstock's patrol partner. A thuggish and aggressive policeman.
Male, 30-50 yrs old Range: G2 - F4
OFFICER LOCKSTOCK:
LOCKSTOCK The tongue-in-cheek narrator of our story, he is a corrupt policeman who secretly
kills off the guilty offenders. Bold, brash, and larger than life in many ways.
Male, 30-55 yrs old Range: A2 - A4
PENELOPE PENNYWISE : The tough, jaded warden of the poorest, filthiest town urinal. She is Cladwell's
one-time lover and mother to Hope who eventually softens her temper.
Female, 30-50 yrs old Range: A3 - C6
SENATOR FIPP: A greedy politician in Cladwell's pocket. A bumbling coward.
Male, 30-55 yrs old Range: C#3 - F4
SOUPY SUE One of the Poor, she is excitable and easily panicked.
Female, 25-45 yrs old Range: Bb3 - B4
TINY TOM:
TOM One of the Poor, he is an idiotic man-child.
Male, 20-50 yrs old Range: D3 - A3
Ensemble: The Rebels/ Police/ UGC Executives:
Executives: Male/Female, 16+ yrs old
Urinetown Tentative Rehearsal Schedule
~ September 2014 ~
Sun
Mon
1
Tue
Wed
2
Thu
Fri
Sat
3
Rehearsal
Read Through 7-10
7-10
4
5
6
7
8
Rehearsal 12-4 Rehearsal
7-10
9
10
Rehearsal
7-10
11
12
13
14
Rehearsal
12-4
15
Rehearsal
7-10
16
17
Rehearsal
7-10
18
19
20
21
Rehearsal
12-4
22
Rehearsal
7-10
23
24
Rehearsal
7-10
25
26
27
28
Rehearsal
12-4
29
Rehearsal
7-10
30
Rehearsal
7-10
Notes:
~ October 2014 ~
Sun
5
Rehearsal
12-4
Mon
6
Rehearsal
7-10
Tue
7
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
1
Rehearsal
7-10
2
3
4
8
Rehearsal
7-10
9
Rehearsal
7-10
10
11
~ October 2014 ~
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
12
Rehearsal
12-4
13
Rehearsal
7-10
14
Rehearsal
7-10
15
Rehearsal
7-10
16
17
18
19
Rehearsal
12-4
20
Rehearsal
7-10
21
22
Rehearsal
7-10
23
Rehearsal
7-10
24
25
26
Rehearsal
12-4
27
Rehearsal
7-10
28
Rehearsal
7-10
29
Rehearsal
7-10
30
Rehearsal
7-10
31
Notes:
~ November 2014 ~
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
1
2
TECH
12-6
3
TECH
6:30-10:30
4
TECH
6:30-10:30
5
TECH
6:30-10:30
6
TECH
6:30-10:30
7
8
Performance
9
Performance
10
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Performance
16
Performance
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Performance
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Performance
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